'Super Bob' at nine with 113 goals
YESTERDAY we named Tommy Glidden tenth in our list of Albion’s all-time top ten greatest goalscorers.
At nine we have Bob Taylor – who scored 113 in 324 appearances during two spells at The Hawthorns from 1992-1998 and 2000-2003.
‘Super Bob’ signed for Bobby Gould’s Baggies from Bristol City in January, 1992, and quickly became a firm fans’ favourite when he scored on debut at The Hawthorns in a 2-0 win over Brentford a few days later.
The following season he netted 30 league goals as Albion were promoted from Division Two via the play-offs.
Taylor scored 96 league goals during his first spell at the club – before leaving for Barclays Premier League Bolton Wanderers – realising his dream of playing in the top flight.
The prodigal son returned to B71 two years later to save his self-acclaimed ‘beloved’ Baggies from relegation to the third tier of English football – grabbing five goals in the final eight games of the 1999-00 campaign.
It was only right that, two years later, Taylor was the man who sealed Albion’s first-ever promotion to the Premier League – ending a 17-year top-flight absence.
‘Super Bob’ scored the second goal in Albion’s 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace - sparking scenes that will forever be remembered by the Hawthorns hordes.
Tomorrow we will reveal the next name in our countdown of Albion’s top-ten greatest goalscorers.
10. Tommy Glidden
9. Bob Taylor
To qualify for the prestigious top ten, players must have scored at least 100 league goals for the Baggies.
We will then sort our list by goal ratio (goals scored divided by appearances).